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Alessandro Farnese

Definition of the noun alessandro farnese

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noun

  1. Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 who excommunicated Henry VIII of England in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; was active in the Counter Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)

People

  1. Alessandro Farnese, an Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts, was the grandson of Pope Paul III, and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, who was murdered in 1547.
  2. Alessandro Farnese a.k.a. Pope Paul III, born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549.

Character

Alessandro Farnese is a fictional character from the tv series Borgia.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology (2015)

by Nancy Thomson de Grummond

Italian family, long established in Lazio, which rose rapidly to the ranks of the great European families, becoming rulers of the duchy of Parma and Piacenza under the Farnese pope, *Paul III (ALESSANDRO FARNESE). The family amassed a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World (2013)

Britain, Ireland, Europe and America by John Wagner

As Spanish governor-general ofthe NETHERLANDS after 1578, Alessandro Farnese, Duke ofParma, so firmly reestablished Spanish au— thority in the southern provinces ofthe Neth— erlands that the country split ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John Hardon

PAUL 111 (Alessandro Farnese): Rome; Oct. 13 (Nov. 3), 1534, to Nov .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interior Design (1997)

by Joanna Banham

Each ceiling had to follow a detailed programme provided by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The famous open circular staircase leading up to them was painted by Antonio Tempesta in the 1580s; the walls and barrel vaulting are completely ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The Church of the Capuchins is remarkable for being the burial-place of the celebrated Alessandro Farnese. The University was founded by University. Nicolo d'Este, in 1412. The number of students seldom exceeds three hundred.

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Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium.Small photo of Monument on Grand Place honoring Marie-Christine de Lalaing, who defended Tournai against the Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese in 1581 in Tournai, Belgium. More...

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